PRINCETON, N.J – After 84 minutes of scoreless soccer, senior Zachary Pereira’s diving header hit the bottom of the crossbar and across the goal line to give the Monmouth University men their first win of the season at Princeton University, 1-0, Saturday night.
Sophomore Chris Scheuerman was credited with the assist, sending over the cross from near the sideline for the Hawks (1-3-1). Princeton fell to 1-3-0.
“It felt good to get a win against a very good team in Princeton, especially at their facility where it’s hard to get a win,” Monmouth head coach Robert McCourt said. “Our guys showed a lot of character, and we were up against it for a lot of the game. We dug in and found a way to get a result. We’re hoping that we can continue to build off of this and start a little run.”
The teams went back and forth as the Tigers held a 19-5 advantage in shots.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Sean Murray secured his second consecutive shutout, making seven saves to earn his first career win.
Monmouth will face another Ivy League foe when it hosts Columbia Friday.